Grant Proposal Application Resources

Important updates

This page provides resources to support our faculty in developing grant applications. Although this information is not exhaustive, it does provide the basics and will hopefully make the process a bit easier for you.

If you need additional help, have something that others could use, or would like to see something added to the site, please feel free to contact our Research Program Coordinator

The OSU Research Office provides Resources for Faculty and Staff

The OSU Office of Sponsored Programs is also a great resource. They may be reached at (541) 737-4933, or

CPHHS faculty, if you are interested in submitting an application to a private foundation, please contact Aaron Shonk, Director, Foundation Services at 541-737-6961 or

Budget development

This OSU Research Office's Budget Development Page provides overall budget preparation guidance.

For OSU to be in compliance with our cost accounting standards and Disclosure Statement (DS2) that are approved by our federal cognizant agency, we must treat like costs consistently across campus and across projects. OMB Circular A-21 published by the federal government and to which OSU is subject, also is the basis for this policy (per OSU Office of Sponsored Programs).
Allowable project specific supplies on sponsored projects must be shown to be a significant part of the project and purchased for the sole direct technical benefit of the project.  Expenses that may be allowable include:  computer paper (if extensive printing/copying is necessary), research notebooks, survey forms, etc.

Computers and printers are not normally allowable as a direct cost to sponsored projects, and OSU will need the budget narrative to include additional details:  why the computer is necessary and of a direct benefit to the project, as well as a statement that the computer will be dedicated to this specific project and not used for other projects or other university business.  If these parameters do not apply, the computer will need to be removed from the budget.
Consumable general office supplies such as pens, letterhead paper, memo pads, printer toner cartridges, etc., are normally not allowable on a federal award because they cannot be identified with a specific project with a high degree of accuracy.  Instead, these items are provided by CPHHS Schools (BioPop and SOBE).

Step 1: Complete and submit the Faculty Request for College Research Team Support Form

Most Requested items

Important updates


OSU F&A Rate Agreement:

OSU has a new negotiated F&A Rate Agreement effective 7/1/2014 –6/30/3018.  You can view the actual F&A Rate Agreement and a separate document called the F&A Rate Implementation Memo. The F&A Rate Implementation Memo has helpful information about applying the rates.

All proposal budgets routed to OSU Office of Sponsored Programs as of 11/24/2014 must use the new rates.

Example 1:  If you have a multi-year, on-campus research proposal to a federal sponsor (not DOD) or federal flow through with a Y1 start date between 7/1/2014 and 6/30/2015:  for Y1 apply 46%.  For Y2 apply 46.5%.  For Y3 and later apply 47%.   

Example 2:  If you have a multi-year, on-campus research proposal to a federal sponsor (not DOD) or federal flow through with a Y1 start date between 7/1/2015 and 6/30/2016:  for Y1 apply 46.5%.  For Y2 and later apply 47%.